O'Fallon, MO Real Estate News

By Debi Ernst, GRI, e-PRO, Broker/Sales Associate
(St. Charles County, Missouri - Prudential Alliance Realtors)
You've heard of "March coming in like a lion and going out like a lamb" or "March coming in like a lamb and going out like a lion", right?  Well, I think it's a matter of opinion. Why? Well, in O'Fallon, Missouri, I'd say that March came in like a lion because it was pretty chilly - not cold, just chilly and nice. However, my husband said that it came in like a lamb because it wasn't cold enough to be a lion. Tomorrow, it's supposed to be 55 degrees with thunderstorms. My husband says that that's a lion, but I say that it's a lamb... We see the same things, but we see them so differently. I think it's funny... So, which is it for you in your area?  Is March going out like a lion or a lamb??? Service you Expect from a Realtor you can Trust! GRI, e-PRO www.SelectMyHome.net  314-640-7061 (...
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By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
If you don't like the weather.......... Just wait a couple of hours and it will change.  Yesterday we started out with snow.  Not a whole lot but snow nonetheless.  The average snowfall in the month of March for out area, according to the weather prognosticators, is about 3".  Well we didn't get that much, what a relief, but it was Sunday so what's the fuss?  None, I just have to complain that's all.    If you are looking to relocate to our fair area of O Fallon Missouri and would like more information about the weather or homes give Don Rogers a call at 314-954-6775.  I will be glad to send you information. You may want to search for homes on the market in our area by visiting my new website!  Click the link below and register to get full access to unlimited listings!
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By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
Market statistics for the city of OFallon MO during the week of 03/22/09 – 03/28/09 The city of O’Fallon MO has a great selection of homes at really good prices and interest rates are at a great level too.  There are currently 538 homes on the market of various sizes and prices.  The number of active listings is UP from last week.  Check out O Fallon MO when looking for a new home for selection, style and price.  If you have been waiting for the right time now is the right time for real estate in OFallon MO.  With interest rates being at an all time low and the $8,000 tax incentive available now is a good time to buy a new home. Residential:           2 Bedrooms 3 Bedrooms 4 Bedrooms 5+ Bedrooms Active # Homes 30 252 240 16 Avg. List Price $155,390 $210,205 $305,946 $543,559 Avg. Days ...
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By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
Spring is a time of renewing, Could we call this a time of renewing or just more of the same old stuff that we experienced this past fall and winter?  During the fall trees loose their leaves and we begin to slow down then in the winter the snow and cold come and it is like our business comes to a complete stop.  Right?  Now all is better because it is SPRING and it is time for renewal.  The trees start to grow leaves after being dormant all winter long and buyers start to look around for a new house or their first home.  The spring bulbs start to break thru the ground and pretty soon they begin to bloom, wow what a sight after the long grey days of winter.  Finally some color in our world and the sun even comes out and stays out for almost the whole day.  Life is good.  We can see our ...
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By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
So What Is The Problem With This Picture? When I am driving I always like to know what is going on all around me.  Last Sunday I was on my way to putting balloons out for my open house and this is what I saw out of my rear view mirror. Then I turned around and this is what I saw.    There are many things that a REALTOR(r) does when setting up for an open house and this is just one of them.  There are such things as advertising the open house, sending out invitations to a move up neighborhood and to possible buyers that we are working with, printing off handouts for open house guests, and we also invite neighbors to bring some friends over.  Remember your neighbors are not nosey they are a GREAT resource for getting your home sold.  I sure wish there was an easier way to put these things...
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By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
O'Fallon Missouri It's Time To Get Your VOTE ON.... In just eleven short days OFallon MO will be voting for a new mayor, 4 new city council members and I am sure that there will be other issues that will involve spending money to fill the ballot. However, we will be voting on moving the city from a Third Class City to a Charter City.  If you remember in April 2008 the residents of O Fallon MO voted to create a Charter Commission and we even elected members who have worked very hard for the past nine months.  These commission members have completed their work of drafting the new charter and it is time for our voice to be heard.  But first things first, if you have not had the opportunity to review the charter that we will be voting on you can go to any of the local libraries in OFallon o...
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By Debi Ernst, GRI, e-PRO, Broker/Sales Associate
(St. Charles County, Missouri - Prudential Alliance Realtors)
I don't know, but I think they should.  Everywhere I looked in O'Fallon, Missouri today, I saw a beautiful blooming Bradford Pear tree. I think they are popular because they grow quickly and they have these beautiful white blossoms.  My picture doesn't do it justice, but I think you get the idea.  :) Service you Expect from a Realtor you can Trust! GRI, e-PRO www.SelectMyHome.net  314-640-7061 (cell)   Prudential Alliance, REA LTORS   636-887-3554 (office) Debi.Ernst@PrudentialAlliance.com
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By Debi Ernst, GRI, e-PRO, Broker/Sales Associate
(St. Charles County, Missouri - Prudential Alliance Realtors)
Look at what I found in O'Fallon, Missouri...A cute little robin looking for his next meal: I've been missing him this winter. It sure is nice to see him again... Welcome Spring!    :) Service you Expect from a Realtor you can Trust! GRI, e-PRO www.SelectMyHome.net  314-640-7061 (cell)   Prudential Alliance, REA LTORS   636-887-3554 (office) Debi.Ernst@PrudentialAlliance.com
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By Debi Ernst, GRI, e-PRO, Broker/Sales Associate
(St. Charles County, Missouri - Prudential Alliance Realtors)
Grab the umbrella, and hold onto your hat!  The wind is giving me a bad hair day, and the rain is falling in buckets in O'Fallon, Missouri... I can't complain, though, because we really do need the rain.  I hear that we're supposed to get between 2 and 3 inches - That should be great for our lawns and landscaping! Yea, for the rain!   :) Service you Expect from a Realtor you can Trust! GRI, e-PRO www.SelectMyHome.net  314-640-7061 (cell)   Prudential Alliance, REA LTORS   636-887-3554 (office) Debi.Ernst@PrudentialAlliance.com
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By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
Market statistics for the city of OFallon MO during the week of 03/15/09 – 03/21/09 The city of O’Fallon MO has a great selection of homes at really good prices and interest rates are at a great level too.  There are currently 532 homes on the market of various sizes and prices.  The number of active listings is DOWN from last week.  Check out O Fallon MO when looking for a new home for selection, style and price.  If you have been waiting for the right time now is the right time for real estate in OFallon MO.  With interest rates being at an all time low and the $8,000 tax incentive available now is a good time to buy a new home. Residential:           2 Bedrooms 3 Bedrooms 4 Bedrooms 5+ Bedrooms Active # Homes 27 250 238 17 Avg. List Price $159,030 $211,142 $306,855 $520,935 Avg. Days...
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By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
Market statistics for the city of OFallon MO during the week of 03/08/09 – 03/14/09 The city of O’Fallon MO has a great selection of homes at really good prices and interest rates are at a great level too.  There are currently 534 homes on the market of various sizes and prices.  The number of active listings is DOWN from last week.  Check out O Fallon MO when looking for a new home for selection, style and price.  If you have been waiting for the right time now is the right time for real estate in OFallon MO.  With interest rates being at an all time low and the $8,000 tax incentive available now is a good time to buy a new home. Residential:           2 Bedrooms 3 Bedrooms 4 Bedrooms 5+ Bedrooms Active # Homes 28 251 238 17 Avg. List Price $159,789 $211,216 $304,777 $520,935 Avg. Day...
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By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
O Fallon MO and St Charles County MO an interesting look back at Condo and Villa sales 1998 forward….. Most of the stats that I place here on Active Rain are just a look back at the last week.  And periodically I have looked back at the last month and maybe even the last quarter.  But as I was getting ready for an Economic Development Council meeting I thought I would do something a little different and look back to 1998 (when I came into the business) and bring the numbers forward. We have often heard that if we don’t know where we have come from then how will we know where we are going.    1998 2005 2008 2009 2009 figures are from 1/1/09 thru 3/12/09   Avg. Condo/Villa Sale Price $75,687 $147,175 $158,165 $133,073 Avg. Days On Market 57 61 82 135 Sale Price to List Price % 98% 99% 98...
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By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
O Fallon MO and St Charles County MO an interesting look back at home sales 1998 forward….. Most of the stats that I place here on Active Rain are just a look back at the last week.  And periodically I have looked back at the last month and maybe even the last quarter.  But as I was getting ready for an Economic Development Council meeting I thought I would do something a little different and look back to 1998 (when I came into the business) and bring the numbers forward. We have often heard that if we don’t know where we have come from then how will we know where we are going.    1998 2005 2008 2009 2009 figures are from 1/1/09 thru 3/12/09   Avg. SFR Sale Price $129,152 $210,206 $215,883 $194,454 Avg. Days On Market 58 58 92 93 Sale Price to List Price % 98% 98% 96% 95% # of Homes So...
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By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
To E-Lockbox or Combo Lockbox that is the question?   Would you place a combo lockbox on your own home? This is a very interesting question, and one that is not only talked about here on Active Rain but also by agents in my office.  Should I just place a combo lockbox on that foreclosure property or do I put an electronic lockbox on it instead?  Should I treat a foreclosed property any differently than I would a listing that has the owner occupying the home when I list it.  Does my responsibility to the seller change if it is a foreclosure and not an owner occupied property?  Would I change the lockbox if the owner was to move out and leave the property vacant but still paying a mortgage on it? My personal thought is there is no difference in the two properties.  I have a responsibilit...
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By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
Market statistics for the city of OFallon MO during the week of 03/01/09 – 03/07/09 The city of O’Fallon MO has a great selection of homes at really good prices and interest rates are at a great level too.  There are currently 557 homes on the market of various sizes and prices.  Check out O Fallon MO when looking for a new home for selection, style and price.  If you have been waiting for the right time now is the right time for real estate in OFallon MO.  With interest rates being at an all time low and the $8,000 tax incentive available now is a good time to buy a new home. Residential:           2 Bedrooms 3 Bedrooms 4 Bedrooms 5+ Bedrooms Active # Homes 33 167 241 16 Avg. List Price $152,602 $211,828 $304,567 $512,162 Avg. Days on Market 121 166 208 164           # Pending Home Sa...
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By Debi Ernst, GRI, e-PRO, Broker/Sales Associate
(St. Charles County, Missouri - Prudential Alliance Realtors)
            JUST SOLD!!!     Newly updated 3 bedroom/2 bath ranch in O'Fallon, MO!      Notice the exposed aggregate driveway, walkway, and front porch. New Furnace & A/C in 2007.      The newly-carpeted family room opens up to an exposed aggregate patio and large, level fenced yard shaded by mature trees -perfect for kids and/or pets.    You'll appreciate the refinished hardwood floors in the living room and all 3 bedrooms.       The bathrooms have also been updated with new fixtures, ceramic tile floor, and more!    You'll love the beautiful kitchen updated with ceramic tile, cabinets (including a moveable center island), countertops, double sink, and over-the-range microwave. The kitchen also features an adjoining breakfast bar.     10 Cowan Lane, O'Fallon, MO 63366 Service you Expec...
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By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
What masks clothes do I wear today? Masks are a funny thing and can, at times, make us feel very uncomfortable.  While at other times we get very comfortable wearing them, and we forget that we have them on. Several months ago I was going through my normal routine of reading and commenting on my friends blogs when I read a post or two that gave me reason to ask the question that is the title of this post. The first post that I read was Leesa Finley's post titled "I've got a Vibe - How about You?"  In her post Leesa talks about her job and her dress and where she fits.  Then I read good ole JL Boneys' post titled "Do You Look The Part" where he is talking about wearing a coat and tie suit 7 days a week to work and looking like a REALTOR®.  Gee, I wonder if he lists and sells REO or Forec...
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By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
Why should I buy a home now? The reasons are as numerous as there are homeowners.  And I am equally sure that you will have some of your own.  So let me add just a couple more to your list. 1.   You are busting at the seams in your current home. 2.   Homes are cheaper today than they were a couple of years ago.  This is true but this will not continue to happen at some point they will begin to rise. 3.   Homes are a safer investment than the stock market.  I know, I know, home prices have dropped but, stock prices are falling even faster. 4.   Homes are a great tax shelter.  As a homeowner you have the opportunity to write off the interest on your mortgage. 5.   Real estate is finite.  It is here today and it will be here tomorrow and one thing is fore sure, they ain't making anymore of...
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By Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
(Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield)
Want to Chop, Slice and Dice Like the Professionals? March 24, 6:30-8:30pm we will have Chef Lauren here to do a presentation on Knife Skills--Reservations must be made in advance. They need 10 to hold the class. Price $15.00 and includes a welcome glass of wine and snacks. Chef Lauren will be making Panini's with the food she cuts up. She has asked that if you want hand's on experience that you bring your own knife(s) and cutting board for legal reasons.     In a Celebration of Spring Vintner’s Cellar will be hosting a Candlelight Gourmet Wine Dinner with Premier Catering April 4 at 6:30pm For those of you that have had Premiers wonderful dinners, you will not want to miss 'The Premiere Experience'! Bring your friends and share in this awesome celebration. Entree choices include Filet...
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By Debi Ernst, GRI, e-PRO, Broker/Sales Associate
(St. Charles County, Missouri - Prudential Alliance Realtors)
Residential homes (including condos/villas) sold in O'Fallon, MO 2/1/08 - 2/28/08 : Minimum, Average, Maximum    Days On Market Analysis    Listing Price\Selling Price Residential homes (including condos/villas) sold in O'Fallon, MO 2/1/ 09 - 2/28/09:  Minimum, Average, Maximum    Days On Market Analysis    Listing Price\Selling Price Information courtesy of the MLS.  It is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Service you Expect from a Realtor you can Trust! GRI, e-PRO www.SelectMyHome.net   314-640-7061 (cell)   Prudential Alliance, REALTORS   636-887-3554 (office) Debi.Ernst@PrudentialAlliance.com
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